Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Christmas Painting; Truce

This piece was part of the Steve Dean Form Painting Swap where names are drawn from a hat, presently by me, miniatures are then swapped with a partner who paints up the mini for you.

In this event Angel aka ONIRIA, his forum name, wanted me to choose something for him and I decided to go for what I think I remember as a Partizan Freebie, the Christmas Truce Tommy Footballer.

I had him ready on boxing day but I had to allow for glossing and then matting down the latter of which is not an exact science as many a painter will bemoan! 

I've got to admit that I was tempted to paint the base a lighter colour to make the khaki sing out a little but in the end it wouldn't really be fitting as many a British soldier died on the ground represented and it just did not seem like a fitting tribute (of course I do not discount all the other nationalities too!)

Here's the results....






More Christmas Painting Very Soon!

4 comments:

  1. Very fitting indeed! The mud is great, how did you achieve the lifelike effect?

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    1. Lots of layers of paint Sander LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  2. A very striking miniature beautifully rendered.

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